MSI PS63 Modern 8RC


MSI PS63 Modern 8RC
MSI PS63 Modern 8RC (PS63 Series)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q - 4096 MB, Core: 1189 MHz, Memory: 1253 MHz, GDDR5, 417.49, Optimus with UHD 620
16384 MB 
, 2 x DDR4-2400 SO-DIMM slots. Up to 32 GB, with 1 x 16 GB module preinstalled
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, Chi Mei CMN15E8 N156HCE/EN1, IPS, MSI True Color (~ 100% sRGB), glossy: no
Intel Kaby Lake-U Premium PCH
WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G, 512 GB 
, M.2 PCIe 3.0 NVMe, Free Slot: 1 x M.2 PCIe / SATA Combo, 407 GB free
Intel Cannon Lake-LP - cAVS
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: Combined headphone and microphone jack, Card Reader: microSD, 1 Fingerprint Reader, M.2 PCIe / SATA combo
Intel Wireless-AC 9560 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0
height x width x depth (in mm): 15.9 x 357 x 234 ( = 0.63 x 14.06 x 9.21 in)
82 Wh Lithium-Polymer, 4 cells, firmly installed
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Webcam: 720p at 30 FPS
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo speakers, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, MSI software package including Creator Center for system optimisation, 24 Months Warranty
1.661 kg ( = 58.59 oz / 3.66 pounds), Power Supply: 335 g ( = 11.82 oz / 0.74 pounds)



Average Score: 84.5% - good
Average of 10 scores (from 12 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 78%, features: 71%, display: 87% mobility: 87%, workmanship: 78%, ergonomy: 81%, emissions: 88%

Reviews for the MSI PS63 Modern 8RC

90% MSI PS63 Modern 8RC (Core i7-8565U, GTX 1050 Max-Q) Laptop Review | Notebookcheck
Slim yet powerful is no longer witchcraft. MSI has developed the PS63 for productive power users who edit images and videos. Its dedicated GPU should meet the high demands of video and photo-editing, design work, 3D animation or music production. We will put the PS63 Modern 8RC through its paces in this detailed review and see how it stands up against its competitors.
66% MSI PS63 Modern 8RC Laptop Review: Good Display, But Performance Is An Issue
Source: English
I really don’t know what to make of the MSI PS63 Modern 8rc. Despite coming from a company that’s as value-conscious and sensible as MSI, I’m at a bit of a loss as to why the PS63 exists. It’s not competitive on any front and its best feature is a gimmick. If you’re a “creator”, you’d actually be better off with a gaming laptop or a MacBook Pro.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/26/2019
Rating: Total score: 66% performance: 50% display: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 60% ergonomy: 60%
MSI PS63 Modern review – hot out of the oven… literally
Source: Laptop Media English
As much as we wanted to love this device, it just didn’t let us to. That’s a pity, especially given the fact that it is one of the prettiest laptops you can find on the market right now. Additionally, it checks all the boxes in theory – it has capable hardware, huge battery, and an attractive display, so … what went wrong?
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/07/2019
70% MSI PS63 Modern
Source: PC Mag English
MSI continues to bolster its business-friendly Prestige line with the PS63 Modern, a svelte 15.6-inch notebook that falls just short of the top rung of desktop replacements.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/20/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% MSI PS63 Modern 8RC Review
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
It's really hard to find a laptop that strikes the perfect balance between features and portability. MSI has come very close to that with the PS63 Modern. This is a company that knows what serious PC users want, and design hasn't come in the way of usability. The screen and keyboard are very good, battery life is strong, and overall construction quality is satisfying.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/19/2019
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%

Foreign Reviews

87% Recensione MSI PS63 Modern – Il perfetto compagno per i Content Creator
Source: Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/14/2019
Rating: Total score: 87% performance: 90% display: 100% mobility: 100% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 90%
87% MSI PS63 Modern 8Rc Recensione: Un Notebook Tuttofare Pensato Per Il Lavoro
Source: Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/29/2019
Rating: Total score: 87%
93% Recensione MSI PS63 Modern 8RC
Source: Smart World Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/19/2019
Rating: Total score: 93% price: 80% features: 80% display: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 85%
Recensione MSI PS63 Modern: un prontuario di produttività
Source: Italian IT→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high autonomy; nice display; pleasant ergonomy. Negative: No Thunderbolt 3 port; overheats while using.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/08/2019
MSI Prestige PS63 Preview
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN
Positive: Metal case; premium design; solid workmanship; slim size; decent hardware; nice gaming performance; long battery life.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/07/2019
100% Portable MSI PS63 Modern
Source: Cowcotland French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/19/2019
Rating: Total score: 100%
82% MSI PS63 Modern: компактный ноутбук с мощным железом и двумя днями работы
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/06/2019
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 80% display: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%
90% مراجعة للحاسب المحمول MSI PS63 Modern: توازن ممتاز ما بين القوة والبطارية!
Source: Unlimited Tech →EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/02/2019
Rating: Total score: 90%


Model: MSI PS63 Modern 8RC is a laptop that claims to be slim, elegant and prestige. MSI has partnered with Discovery Channel to complement the unlimited creativity and innovation. Motivated by the exploratory spirit and non-stop creativity, the PS63 Modern has been carefully designed to pursue the greatest achievement in their expertise. Inspired by the infinite universe, this laptop is crafted in a unique diamond-cut design and sandblasted texture. It’s finished with deep carbon gray and a brilliant galaxy blue trim, encasing the laptop’s edges. The PS63 Modern is the result of meticulous design and performance. Crafted in an ultra-light and ultra-slim aluminum chassis with a premium texture, the PS63 Modern is made portable and stylish wherever users may go. To pursue the best of the best, the product meets the MIL-STD 810G military standard for reliability and durability. Users can indulge in the stunning visual experience of the 5.6 mm thin bezel laptop, and liberate their imagination from the frame. The FHD-IPS Level display with an 86% screen-to-body ratio gives a great slim form factor without all the bulk, and allows users to really immerse themselves.

The latest 8th generation Intel Core i7-8565U processor (Whiskylake) allows for responsive multitasking and smooth graphics rendering. Users can also slim down their bags with laptops designed with GeForce Max-Q on its GeForce GTX 1050 4GB GDDR5 graphic adapter. This innovative technology squeezes all the performance of NVIDIA GeForce GPUs into the world’s fastest, quietest, and thinnest laptops. The built-in fingerprint sensor is designed with personal/business security in mind. Logging in is as simple as a tap of a finger. Besides that, MSI's exclusive Cooler Boost 3 Technology, with 2 dedicated fans and 3 heat pipes, stands out among the competition, keeping the laptop cool even in intense usage. Furthermore, the Creator Center takes optimization to the next level with easily adjustable system modes and resources for a wide range of scenarios and needs. Designed with busy, mobile lifestyles in mind, the PS63 Modern offers an all-day battery for all work and entertainment. The new Prestige power adapter compliments the thin design of the laptop and fits perfectly in any carry. It is 19 % smaller and 38 % lighter than other conventional charger. If users have phone battery running low, they can power it up with QC 3.0 quick charge without even turning on the laptop. It saves time, and allow users to carry less. As a conclusion, the MSI PS63 Modern 8RC is a decent mid-range laptop designed for multimedia entertainment. It is not offering the most powerful hardware, but it gets the work done. The strong point of the laptop, which is being lightweight and slim, makes it ideal for users who often need a laptop on the go.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q: Efficient mid-range graphics card for thin and light laptops based on the same GP107 chip as the normal GTX 1050 for laptops but at slower clock speeds. Offers a approx. 10 - 15% lower performance than the laptop GTX 1050 but at a much lower power consumption. With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  
8565U: Whiskey Lake based low power quad-core processor (technically identical to Kaby Lake but produced in a further improved 14nm++ process). The four cores are clocked between 1.8 and 4.6 GHz (Turbo Boost) and support HyperThreading.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
1.661 kg:

This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.

MSI: Micro-Star International (MSI), is a Taiwan based computer hardware manufacturer since 1986 best known for desktop computer motherboards. MSI also designs and manufactures graphics cards, barebone PCs, notebook computers, networking products, servers, multimedia, consumer electronics, and storage devices. MSI, as most Taiwanese computer manufacturers, sells products on OEM/ODM basis. It also sells products worldwide based on its own brand name "MSI". The market share of laptops with the MSI brand is rather low.

MSI is not present in the smartphone market. As a laptop manufacturer, MSI has a medium market share and is not among the Top 10 global manufacturers. The ratings of MSI laptops are above average in the tests (as of 2016).

84.5%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.
MSI PS63 8RC-031NL
GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
MSI PS63 Modern 8RC-009GB
GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q

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Stefan Hinum, 2019-02- 8 (Update: 2019-02- 8)